Faulty electrical fence believed to be cause of elephant entering army camp

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  • Tuesday, 15 Feb 2022

IPOH: A faulty electrical fence at the Sri Banding Camp, Gerik, is believed to have been the cause of an elephant seen entering the area, which was captured on videos which have since gone viral on social media on Monday (Feb 14).

Perak Wildlife and National Parks Department (Perhilitan) director Yusoff Shariff, said they received a report on encroachment of the wild animal at about 3pm.

"The cause of the elephant entering may be due to the camp's faulty electrical fence.

"The Gerik Perhilitan will assist and advise the camp for repair work,” he said when contacted by Bernama here on Monday night.

He also advised all parties not to make any provocation if they came across the elephant.

Earlier on Monday, several videos showed an elephant, believed to be looking for food in a camp belonging to the Malaysian Armed Forces (MAF), was also seen damaging equipment in the area.

Yusoff said that Perhilitan believed that the wild animal was the same elephant that always went to the rest and service (R&R) area near Puncak Titiwangsa, Gerik, looking for food.

"This elephant is used to humans and is used to eating leftover food,” he said.- Bernama

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